He isn't viewed as a threat because he isn't one. He's not going to win. I'm willing to bet anything on that. If he happens to make the finals, then he's going to have a lot to lose to simply catch up to the others. Then he's going to have to lose some more in order to take the lead. And this is while the other finalists are working at home, taking their own weight off also. If he wins, I'll eat a hat. Anyway, he'll probably land below the yellow line next week, as that's his second home. With America's Vote back this season (ugh, I hate that twist with a passion), viewers probably wouldn't vote for him to stay.Originally Posted by spockwhat;3428574;
I don't have the statistics, so I also don't know if any other contestant has never went below the yellow line. But that's interesting, I never thought about how a Tara win would be based mostly on exercise and not on gameplay. And you'd think as a huge Tara fan, I would notice this. I know that she still played the game somewhat. She probably didn't work as hard when she had immunity. I don't think she waterloaded, but she could have laid off on the exercises a little bit. But yeah, the girl worked her ass off (literally) to get to this point. This is just one more reason why I would be very satisfied if Tara took the title.Originally Posted by hikari;3428593;
I have to disagree about Mike being in the likes of Michelle and Ali. For one thing, Ali was not that popular when she came back on the ranch during her season. I remember her rubbing some FoRTers the wrong way, much like Tara does this season. She was still well-liked, but I think Kelly was more popular than her during the season. But I will say that she probably is universally loved nowadays.Originally Posted by hikari;3428720;
And no one will ever beat Michelle in terms of popularity. No one. Case and point: she was up against Vicky, Heba, Brady, and Ed in her season. When it came down to the finals, who was there to root for out of the group? No one except Michelle. Not only was she edited as a likable person, she looked like a saint compared to the likes of Vicky.
And lastly, if you go around to other sites, Mike has a good amount of people who hate him. Part of it is his cocky attitude, part of it is his association with his dad. And maybe some people (myself included ) just really want to see Tara win and see him as a big threat.
If I had to bet on who would win, I guess I would pick Mike, but I don't like how everyone has counted out Tara and Helen already. I know they have a less amount of weight to lose, and if they reached the 55% mark, they would be on the brink of being gaunt. But nothing is impossible with them. The ladies are just as determined as he is.